University of Derby and Derbyshire Voluntary Action (DVA) celebrate being shortlisted for the Business Charity Awards
The University of Derby and Derbyshire Voluntary Action (DVA) is celebrating being shortlisted for the Business Charity Awards for Community Impact. This is a testament to the strong partnership between the University and DVA, which has enabled them to make a real difference in local communities. The winners of this prestigious award will be announced in May at an award ceremony in London.
The award recognises how students, staff, and community groups have worked together to create meaningful connections and support grassroots organisations, build relationships with local communities, deliver training programs, contribute their time and knowledge, and share stories and experiences across higher education, charities, and community groups. It celebrates how together these resources and expertise have combined to create positive change in Derbyshire.
Claire Carter, Business Relationship Manager at the University of Derby, said: “We are proud of the Community Chesterfield project and our partnership with Derbyshire Voluntary Action. We have seen some very impactful activities over the last four years, and going forward we have the opportunity to further our collaborative impact for students, academics and our community. Being recognised and shortlisted for this category demonstrates how different sectors can come together to make a difference to communities.”
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